Church of Ireland
with Eoin Hynes (Tenor), Niall Kinsella (Piano) and Lynda O’Connor (Violin)
“The Beautiful Voice that is Emer Barry” Liam Lawton
The show is a celebration of stories – from Fairytale to Tearjerker – told through different genres of music.
Every good story begins with a phrase that captures the listener and draws them into the impending drama. Storyteller is all about the stories that follow those phrases. The juicy gossip: ‘Now you didn’t hear this from me, but…’. The tales of Magic: ‘You’ll never believe’. Those heart rending stories of love and loss: ‘You might need some tissues’ and of course, in Ireland we have a favourite phrase that opens every great adventure story ‘Wait til I tell ya!’. Soprano Emer Barry, a native of Longford, brings this unique show to Boyle Arts Festival for the first time. She will be joined by Eoin Hynes (Tenor), Niall Kinsella (Piano) and Lynda O’Connor (Violin). They will perform a programme dedicated to the best stories found in Classical music, Musical Theatre and Movie music. From Mozarts juicy tale of illicit love in ‘La Ci Darem La Mano’ to Laurettas tantrum in ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ the drama filled world of Opera will be widely explored among lighter favourties such as the magical Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz and that dance scene from Scent of a Women that proves that not all stories need words.
Emer Barry, Soprano
Emer has a Masters in Music Performance and a year of study with English National Opera but her repertoire encompasses a variety of genres from Opera to Crossover to Celtic music. She is much in demand as a concert performer across Ireland and America and has featured on many albums including Liam Lawtons ‘Catholic Irish Classics’. She has toured the States five times as lead singer with award winning Classical Crossover Trio AFFINITI where she has performed in Steinway Hall, New York and The Ross Perot Sceince Museum in Dallas. Most recently she was delighted to be invited to join Columbia Artists Managements new show ‘Songs of Ireland’ which performed across 11 states in March 2019. She has been the recipient of the RTE Lyric fm bursary and has perfomed live on Lyric fm on many occasions. She launched her debut album ‘Storyteller’ in the National Concert Hall in 2017 and is currently working on her second album with the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague, set for release in 2020.
Eoin Hynes, Tenor
Eoin studied voice with acclaimed tenor Emmanuel Lawler.
He is an honours music graduate of both N.U.I Maynooth and D.I.T Conservatory
of Music & Drama and a Young Associate Alumnus with Opera Theatre Company. He has performed as tenor soloist in many oratorios and most recently he made his
debut performing the role of Evangelist from Bach’s St John Passion with Tribal
Chamber Choir, Galway. Eoin has performed as soloist both at home and abroad in venues including National Concert Hall, Gaiety Theatre, Westminster Cathedral London and Wembley Arena London to name a few. He has also performed as soloist with Ireland’s
distinguished Orchestras: RTÉ NSO, RTÉ CO, RTÉ ConTempo String Quartet,
Irish Baroque Orchestra. In 2016 he won joint first in a competition called
The Soloist and performed with the acclaimed Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland
for their Peace Proms Concert Tour. Eoin released his debut album Celebration in 2018
Niall Kinsella, Pianist
Niall studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. In July 2017, Niall studied at the prestigious Franz-Schubert-Institut, in Baden-be-Wien, Austria, where he worked with pianists Roger Vignoles and Graham Johnson to name a few. In August 2018, he was a student of Lieder Interpretation at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, studying with Wolfgang Holzmair & Dalton Baldwin.
Niall has performed extensively as an accompanist throughout Europe – in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and he performs regularly at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, where he curates and performs an annual series of song recitals. His début CD “The Complete Songs and Airs of John F. Larchet” will be released internationally on Champs Hill Records (UK) in 2019, and his second CD, of Schubert songs, will be recorded for Austrian label Gramola later this year.
Lynda O’Connor, Violinist
Lynda performs regularly with Camerata Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Young European Strings. Lynda recently completed a Music Performance degree in DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama with first class honours, where she studied under Michael D’Arcy and was a Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholar. In August 2005 Lynda took part in Master-classes in Clandeboye, Northern Ireland with world renowned violinist Chee Yun. Here she was awarded title of Clandeboye Young Musician 2005. Since then Lynda has had the opportunity to perform in numerous concerts with Camerata Ireland directed by Barry Douglas; Dublin Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, conducted by assistant conductor of the N.S.O.I, Gavin Maloney.